Don't Buy a Brita Filter Until You Read This

If you’ve thought about buying a Brita Pitcher Filter, you may want to read this before you do. We’re going to compare a Brita Filter Pitcher to an Aquausure Countertop Filter to help you make a crystal clear decision on which filter system is best for you and your money. 


Capabilities


According to Brita, their filters can “reduce the amount of chlorine (taste and odor), copper, cadmium, and mercury.”  There’s no mention of bacteria, viruses, cysts, pesticides, and herbicides. 


Aquasure Dash is equipped with a 0.5 Micron Micro-Ceramic Carbon Block Filter with Microban Anti-Microbial Technology which can filter out Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC's), PCB, Pesticides, Herbicides, Chloroform, and other chlorination by-products as well as bacteria, viruses, and cysts. 


Volume


Brita has a pitcher that can filter up to 25 cups or 1.5 gallons at a time. However, that can take anywhere from 10-15 minutes to process. 

don't buy a brita filter until you read this

The Dash Countertop can filter water instantaneously, all by merely flipping a switch. This makes it perfect for cooking, filling teapots, coffee makers, and water bottles since there is no waiting period needed.  

Footprint

A 25 cup capacity Brita filter has the following dimensions:

Height: 10.25 inches

Width: 4.41 inches

Depth: 15.97 inches

 

The Dash multi-stage filtration system has the following dimensions:

Height: 12.75 inches

Width: 4.56 inches

Depth: 9.38 inches

The Dash has a smaller footprint, especially since it is placed right by the sink. The 25 Cup Brita model, needs to be placed at the edge of the counter to dispense water, this makes it susceptible for it falling or someone knocking it over by accident. 

 

Warranty

Brita-1 year warranty

Aquasure Dash- 3 years limited warranty 

 

Cost

Brita: $19.99-$44.99 (Depending on the model)

Dash: $89.99-$129.99 (Depending on the model)

 

Replacement Filters

Brita filters cost $6.58 each and need to be replaced every 2 months or 40 gallons. 

Dash filters cost $39.99, will need to be replaced every 6-12 months or 800 gallons of use.

Basically for the same 800 gallon output that the Dash is capable of, the Brita will need 20 filters, which will cost a total of $131.60 vs the $39.99 that it costs for one Dash replacement filter. 

In comparing the two water filters, it's clear that the Aquasure Dash Series is a better choice than the Brita. The Dash can filter more water at a shorter time, as well as filter out more contaminants and it’s smaller than the 25 Cup Brita Pitcher. The Dash’s 3-year warranty eclipse the Brita, with only a 1 year warranty. Though the Brita will have a lower start-up cost, some models can cost as little as $25. But the long term cost of ownership is far greater than the Dash. The Brita can cost as much as $131.60 in replacement filters just to produce the same 800 gallons that the Dash with the cost of only $39.99, a savings of $91.61

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